Thursday, 24 September 2009


This week, we got back from a fabulous holiday to Florida.

It's been a little tricky adjusting back to the cold English weather, I can tell you!

I'm keeping myself busy with preparing for the craft fair at Ordsall Hall, Salford on 11 October. It was a good day last year with a lovely atmosphere and some fabulous crafts.
If you're in the area, come and visit!

Sunday, 16 August 2009


I love making cupcakes.

I saw some delightful little cakes a few weeks ago in a magazine, and decided to have a go at it myself. And, pleasingly, it turns out that cake-icing is not all that different from making pretty things from felt!

I mean, obviously, there’s no sewing involved, and the cake itself is a lot tastier than the fluffy stuffing I use in my felt projects. However, it still involves pretty colours and Mrs. Flowers!

I (well, my mum) am now in the process of trying to get all the bits and bobs I need sorting in order to sell my little cupcakes at craft fairs and on my website. I’m so excited at all the cakey possibilities there are. Personalised, fruity, pastel, brights, fairies, footballs...

There’s a fair bit of research, information-gathering and experimenting to do before expanding my little business to include PeggyBakes. Do I need a new website? How do I package cupcakes safely enough to send them?

But I’m so excited!!!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

It's August already?

Oh, where does the time go? I’ve been so busy since starting my new job, I have to admit I have been putting my little blog on the back burner. But don’t worry, little blog, I am back to nurture and provide updates to our lovely readers!

I have also been quite busy with nurturing my little garden. It’s only a little patio really, but it is the first proper outdoor space we’ve had so I’m making the most of it with Busy Lizzies, a lilac hosta and some very bushy fuschias! They all seem to quite like the rain, so it’s not all bad.

Congratulations go to my blog friend Claire who has had her little baby last week. Looking forward to seeing more pics of your little bun growing up, Claire!

I enjoyed making this little felt version of a football kit for my brother’s birthday – the real kit for next season doesn’t come out for a while yet so I wanted to give him a little replica – I might start selling similar ones through my website!

We are off on holiday in a month or so, so I’ll be getting quite a bit of crafting in before then. I’ll be back soon with pictures!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

A busy few weeks

I started my new job a few weeks ago and it’s all been going well so far. For the first couple of weeks, I didn’t have the energy to do any crafting in the evenings, but things have settled down a lot now and I’m back to the felt! Yey! It was my birthday last week and I received some lovely pressies, and, TWO fab cakes! Look - this one even features Mrs. Flowers!

Meanwhile I think I’m going to get started on a range of PeggyGreetings Cards. I’ve been dreaming them up for a while now. My plan is to do them for friends and family birthdays at first, but depending on the response I might put them on the website in due course.

PS, where’s the summer gone? It was lovely last week and now it’s raaaaaaaining!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Receiving swap parcels is funnnnn

Look at the lovely parcel full of things I received recently from Hannah at Spans Stichin.

I was delighted with everything, but I have to say that my absolute favourite thing ever (and not just in swaps) was this trowel for doing my pots...

I am a very lucky little crafter!

I am sorry for my lack of blogging over the last few weeks - it's been a bit of a difficult time following the death of my dad in March. Although I didn't mention it at the time, the effects of it have just kept lasting, leaving me little time for keeping up with normal things. However, I am starting to get back on track now, and normal blog service will be resumed!

Monday, 11 May 2009

And the winner is...


Gemma's comment came out in my random-pointing-while-not-looking-at-the-screen test, and I love her idea of felted cakes. I can see where you get your inspiration from! Could you please send me your contact details helen (at) peggycrafts . co . uk and I will get a pressie to you!

Meanwhile I have to apologise for my delay in blogging recently. You see, I spent most of last week busily preparing for an interview, and I'm pleased to say that I got the job! woop!

Back soon with crafty news xx

Saturday, 25 April 2009

April Competition Time!

Hi everyone!

Time to start a little giveaway.

To celebrate the start of spring, I'll be giving away one set of PeggyCrafts prizes to someone who leaves me a nice comment on here. All you have to do to enter is...

1. Tell me which is your favourite peggycrafts product (you can find them all here)

2. Give me an idea for a new creature to be made into a lovable peggycrafts item. I have been working on new keyrings and brooches recently, and would love to have some more characters to add to the range. So, if you fancy a felt kitten, felty rainbow, or anything that could be cute, let me know about it!

The winner will receive a big parcel of goodies, possibly including:

Buttons, Plant Decoration and Mrs. Flower! - amongst other things, plus a prototype of your suggestion (if do-able!)

I'll close it on 4th May. You can enter several times if you have lots of ideas! Please join in wherever you are, worldwide postage is no problem :)

Good luck!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

London, Tulips, Buttons, and Beefeaters

I had a lovely day in London at the weekend - just look at this pic of the spectacular tulips outside Buckingham Palace!

The weather was lovely, and I even caught a bit of a tan :)

I've made a few new buttons this evening...

I'm particularly fond of the lilac swirls :) - will put them on my website soon.

I've noticed an increase in sales of my Mrs. Flower kits - it must be this lovely spring weather we're having, inspiring everyone to make their own friendly Mrs. Flower!

Get your own kit here for just £3.50.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

New fabric

Hi everyone

I have been busy working on a big bag order this last few days, so I haven't been creating much new stuff to speak of. So instead, I thought I'd share a picture of some new fabric I bought recently...So pretty!
It's from a shop in Chorlton in Manchester called Leon's, well worth a visit if you're local.
And a Mrs. Flower who I caught sitting on the fridge.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Easter Fun

Hi everyone

I've had a nice relaxing day today, after a very busy few weeks.

I met my mum for lunch in the pub which was lovely, and the very best thing about it was the chocolate fondue pudding :)))) Well - my mum's company was lovely too, but man that was good pudding ...

Meanwhile I've been working on a few orders for my new range of jewellery bags which you can find on my website and on etsy. I'm welcoming descriptions from jewellery sellers who are after a range of bags tailor-designed to their business or logo.

Tomorrow I am going to try and get a last minute hair appointment as my doo is growing out of control, and *hopefully* do some sewing on my patio!


Sunday, 5 April 2009

Small Bags

Here's my new range of little bags.

They're perfect for holding items of jewellery, or other small precious things!
They are all available to buy individually or in sets of ten at my website.

Each bag measures roughly 3" square and is secured with pretty silver ribbon!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

More Buttons

A few more buttons using new fabrics I've bought recently :)

And, some felt & flower button decorations! The possibilities are endless with these little cuties - card toppers, brooches, notebooks, gift tags...

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Mrs. Cloud

Please give a nice warm welcome to Mrs. Cloud...

She is currently sitting atop my most recent tote bag.

Only £7.50 from my online store!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Felt Hearts

I've been busy sewing these felty hearts recently...

They are available plain, or scented in rose, vanilla or lavender.

I'll be putting them up in my shops later on today!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Checking in

Hi everyone

I am STILL without the internet at home (pooo) so I am just posting a quick one to say 'hello!' and don't worry, I am still crafting! By the time we finally manage to get the web up and running, I am going to have squillionz of new peggycrafts products to show you - I have been busy working on my button range as well as my new scented hearts and also my tote bags.

I have had a big order from a shop (eek! yey!) for lots and lots of pretty buttons so I am working on that this week (my poor thumbs!) as well as everything else. I sincerely hope to have my web connection sorted at home soon - when there will be pictures overload!


Helen xx

Sunday, 15 March 2009


Since moving to our new flat, we still haven't got the internet up and running, so I am in the gym over the road this morning using their free internet connection. (Not doing any exercise, I hasten to add!)

So I just wanted to let my lovely readers know that normal service should be resumed in a week or two, when I plan to have a giveaway to celebrate 1. Spring and 2. The return of me being on the web!!

Recently I've been working on the following:

- Cute little scented hearts to go in drawers etc
- Acquiring many types of buttons (because I love them)
- Creating painted beads and painted wooden buttons
- Making multipacks of felt card-toppy things
- Tidying my new house!!


Sunday, 8 March 2009

Hulme Hall

Hi readers!

Just a quick post to say that I've signed up for the April 13th Craft Fair at Hulme Hall, at Port Sunlight, on the Wirral. Has anyone been to this one before? And more importantly, will anyone be going to it in April?

I've decided to concentrate on making bags and purses for the fair. Surely, everyone will need nice new pretty bags for the summer??

Sorry I don't have any pictures today, I am at the gym (!?!?!?) where they have free internet! Yey!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Moving House

Just a quick post to explain my absence for the last week - we've been moving house!

Our new flat is really nice and spacious, which is allowing me plenty of space to do all my crafting! My OH was getting mad when I spent the first half-a-day arranging my craft cupboard, when the living room was still full of carrier bags and boxes...teehee.. but Mrs. Flowers have to have a good home to live in!
Normal blog and crafting services to be resumed next week :)

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Blue Spotty Button Bag

Listed today on Etsy.

There's a free one with every button order before the end of Feburary!!!!!

Saturday, 21 February 2009

New spotty buttons

Here are my latest buttons...

There's just something so nice about spotty things!

I'm very happy today because we signed for our new flat this morning. We're moving about 2 miles down the road but the flat itself is so much nicer and we should be in by this time next week, fingers crossed. :)

Don't forget my free button bag offer with every button order before the end of February.

Thursday, 19 February 2009


Could anyone possibly explain to me how twitter works?

I have signed up, and so far I have started following swirly arts (hi swirly!) and beads by lili and also the innocent drinks (those smoothie making people)! (not sure why)

I have put one update in but I don't know who can see it or how I find other people on there?

Help, please!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


I'm in an etsy showcase today.

You might be able to see one of my Mrs. Flower bags hanging out, making friends with other people's pretty bags!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Buttons and Freebie!

Hooray! My new button page is fully stocked with photos!

I'm really enjoying making buttons recently and there's no limit to the designs I can come up with!

There will be a free button bag with every button purchase until the end of February.